24/7 PRAYER FOR JAPAN 日本のための祈りをつなげよう

Prayer Guide – Week 16 (Feb 04-11)

Posted on February 3, 2024

1 Region of Chugoku

This region contains the prefectures of Tottori (Japan’s least populated prefecture), Shimane, Okayama, Hiroshima, and Yamaguchi. Hiroshima city, the major city in that region, was the site of the first devastating atomic bomb during WWII.

Peace is a significant concern for the people in Hiroshima and the region. Pray that many there will come to know Jesus Christ as the Prince of Peace.

Pray for parachurch ministries in this region, including Christian welfare facilities, medical institutions, nursing homes, and schools. May people come to know Jesus as their gentle and lowly Savior who cares for their whole well-being.

2 Diversity in the Body of Christ

Though Protestant missionaries have been in Japan since the mid-1800s, it’s mainly through non-missionary routes that the body of Christ in Japan has grown in diversity. As the world’s third largest economy, Japan is an attractive country for many people to come to for work and educational opportunities.

Ethnic churches have been planted among Brazilian, Filipino, Korean, and Chinese communities. International churches can be found in the major cities. The body of Christ in Japan has an opportunity to testify that God is a God of all nations.

  • Pray that churches in Japan have an opportunity to show both the diversity and the unity of the body of Christ – the diversity of languages and ways in which God can be worshipped; and the unity of churches blessing and serving alongside each other.
  • Pray that Japanese churches will find good opportunities to work together with international and ethnic churches to reach out to their local communities.

3 One month has passed since the Noto Peninsula earthquake

It has been one month since the Noto Peninsula earthquake. Let us continue to pray.
Roads and other facilities are being repaired. Please pray that necessary supplies will be delivered to various areas.
Water is still cut off in some areas, so please pray that water will be restored soon.
Please pray that the churches that are serving their communities will be encouraged and that the Lord's love will be delivered to their communities.
Pray for revival in the Hokuriku area.

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